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Preamble to T e American Legion Constitution


FOR GOD AND COUNTRY WE ASSOCIATE OURSELVES TOGETHER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:


To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;


To maintain law and order;


To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;


To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars;


To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;


To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; To make right the master of might; To promote peace and goodwill on earth;


To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;


To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.


XX T e American Legion Annual Report | 2011


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